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By RYAN KEIM and For CatchItKansas.com | December 18, 2010
Garden Plain girls basketball coach Sarah McCormick had a feeling Friday night’s game against Medicine Lodge was going to be close, so at halftime she told her team it needed to be as aggressive as it could because every possession mattered. “Anything that can help us keep the ball in our hands, we have to do, and be stronger with that ball because when you’re weak with it too many bad things happen,” McCormick recalled saying. The Owls responded by outscoring the Indians by seven in the third quarter to overcome a halftime deficit and went on to win 37-34 in their home opener.
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By ANDREW BAY and Prep Editor, Wichita Trinity Academy | January 12, 2012
Wichita Trinity boy's basketball took the drive out to Medicine Lodge on Tuesday and lost 52-43 to the Indians. Just looking at the stature of the  two teams, it appeared as if Trinity was outmatched as Medicine Lodge trotted out a lineup that contained only one player under six-foot-three, but looks were deceiving to start the game as the first quarter ended with the score tied up at 13-13. The defenses tightened up in the second quarter as Trinity and Medicine Lodge were held to eight and nine points respectively, but in the second quarter was where Medicine Lodge started to pull away.
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By RYAN KEIM and For CatchItKansas.com | December 18, 2010
The Garden Plain boys made Medicine Lodge work for its victory Friday night. They rallied from 10 down in the third quarter to force overtime and then made the Indians score from the free-throw line in the extra period. Medicine Lodge proceeded to hit eight free throws in overtime to pull out a 52-46 win and spoil Garden Plain’s home opener in its new gym. The Indians struck first in overtime with a jumper by Zach Larkin. The junior hadn’t scored since the second quarter, but he got himself in a comfortable shooting spot.
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June 1, 2010
Medicine Lodge dominated the Central Plains League softball standings this season, so it was only fitting that the Indians also dominated the all-league team. The Lady Indians placed claimed six of the 12 spots on the CPL all-league softball team. Wichita Independent was the only other squad to have multiple players on the first team as it secured two spots. Highlights of games from the season are attached. If you would like to order a copy of highlights to be put on DVD as a keepsake, click here: Order DVD Highlights . CPL All-League Softball First Team Pitchers Name School Emily Doyle Belle Plaine Montana Bailey  Medicine Lodge Lauren Hatfield Chaparral  Catcher Name School Kelli Traffas Medicine Lodge  First Baseman Name School Megan Honas Medicine Lodge Second Baseman Name School Ali Rogers Medicine Lodge Third Baseman Name School Stephanie Dierkson Medicine Lodge Shortstop Name School Haley McGregor Independent ...
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By MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | May 27, 2012
After just missing out on the state tournament in the past few years, Medicine Lodge wasn't about to waste this year's opportunity.  Although they came in with eight losses and a No. 6 seed, the Indians got behind a stellar pitching weekend from Zach Larkin to take home an elusive state title. Larkin took the mound after a complete-game two-hitter on Friday, and gave the club a five inning start in the championship game, with 11 strikeouts, and three hits allowed in a dominating 11-2 win over Sedan.
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By MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | August 3, 2012
The Indians finished 2011 strong, winning the last two district games.  This season, Medicine Lodge will look to start its first season in 2A where its last 3A season left off; with a spot in the playoffs. MEDICINE LODGE Coach:   Faron Kraft (2nd year at Medicine Lodge, 4-6 with the Indians, 20-25 overall as a head coach.) 2011 Recap:   4-6 overall , 3-4 in the CPL, 2-1 in District. Medicine Lodge started strong winning two out of its first three, but couldn't get another win until it won two in a row to finish out the district.  The Indians lost five games in the regular season, but four of those games were lost by an average of 6.25 points, with the fifth coming to eventual state champion Conway Springs.  Medicine Lodge secured a birth in the 3A playoffs in the last season before moving to 2A, where it lost to Collegiate, a 4A school this year, in the first round.
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By ERIC JANZEN and CatchItKansas.com | July 28, 2011
The Indians return several key players in Faron Kraft's first season at the helm. Coach: Faron Kraft (first season as head coach at Medicine Lodge; 16-19 in four your years as head coach; seven years coaching experience) 2010 Recap: 3-6 overall, 3-4 in the Central Plains League. Medicine Lodge won three of their first five games of the season before dropping the final four games of the year, finishing below .500 and missing the playoffs. Returning Starters: Offense 10, Defense 10 Key Returning Players: Bryan Hellman, Sr., QB; Jake Beecher, Sr., FB; Tyler Ward, Sr., WR; Tim Morford, Sr., OL; Kelvin Shinliver, Sr., LB; Sheldon Bayliff, Sr., DL/LB; Sheldon Hart, Sr., DB; Tylon Boor, Sr., DB; Returning Lettermen: 20 2011 Outlook: Up-and-Coming Players to Watch: Tyler Small, Jr., OL; Bryant Wornkey, Jr., RB; Dave Miller, Jr., LB; Logan Bertholf, Jr., LB/DL; Offense: Several veterans return to the starting roster for the Indians this season including senior quarterback Bryan Hellman.
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By MIKE COURSON and For Catch it Kansas | January 22, 2012
Saturday's final in St. John's 44 th Annual Mid-Winter Classic was everything a championship should be. Two unbeaten squads in Pratt and Medicine Lodge battled back-and-forth all night in front of a packed house, taking the game down to the final shot. Two Medicine Lodge misses in the final seconds of the contest gave Pratt a 55-54 win, and the tournament title. “It was a great championship with two undefeated teams,” said Greenback coach David Swank. “We were blessed to win. That game could have gone either way. We were lucky to make the final play at the end and win the game.” No. 4 Pratt (Class 4A)
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By CLINT HARDEN and MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | May 24, 2013
The 2013 state baseball tournament kicked off at Soden's Grove in Emporia Thursday. The quarterfinals wrapped up with several incredible pitching performances and an extra inning affair. St. Paul 1, Medicine Lodge 0 In the game of baseball, pitching is worth a lot.  And pitching duels don't get any better than St. Paul's Riley O'Brien and Medicine Lodge's Logan Berthoff. After six and a half innings of state-quarterfinal baseball, O'Brien had thrown a 3-hit shutout.  But in the bottom half of the seventh, Berthoff took a no-hit shutout to the mound.  St. Paul set the table with a lead-off walk from catcher Jake O'Brien.  The second batter in the inning, Paul Schibi socked a double into left center to break up the no-hitter and drive in the winning run.  One run, on one hit in the bottom of the seventh knocked off the defending champions in heartbreaking fashion, and leaves top-seeded St. Paul in the running on Saturday.
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By CLINT HARDEN and MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | May 24, 2013
The 2013 state baseball tournament kicked off at Soden's Grove in Emporia Thursday. The quarterfinals wrapped up with several incredible pitching performances and an extra inning affair. St. Paul 1, Medicine Lodge 0 In the game of baseball, pitching is worth a lot.  And pitching duels don't get any better than St. Paul's Riley O'Brien and Medicine Lodge's Logan Berthoff. After six and a half innings of state-quarterfinal baseball, O'Brien had thrown a 3-hit shutout.  But in the bottom half of the seventh, Berthoff took a no-hit shutout to the mound.  St. Paul set the table with a lead-off walk from catcher Jake O'Brien.  The second batter in the inning, Paul Schibi socked a double into left center to break up the no-hitter and drive in the winning run.  One run, on one hit in the bottom of the seventh knocked off the defending champions in heartbreaking fashion, and leaves top-seeded St. Paul in the running on Saturday.
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By CatchItKansas Staff and CatchItKansas.com | May 23, 2013
The first day of the state baseball and softball championships has wrapped up! We have all the scores right here. Click the blue links for content from the class of your choice. CatchItKansas.com will have complete coverage tomorrow during the championship games, and be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 11:00pm for the CatchItKansas Spring Show on KSCW Channel 33, Cable channel 5.   Baseball 6A - Bracket - University of Kansas Hoglund Stadium - Story Derby 6, Heights 5 - Video Olathe South 4,  Manhattan 3 BV West 1, Olathe Northwest 0 BV Stilwell 12, Wichita Northwest 8 - Video 5A - Bracket - Wichita State University Eck Stadium - Story Topeka Seaman 5, BV Southwest 0 Shawnee Heights 1, Andover Central 0 - Video - Photos Bishop Carroll 5, Goddard Eisenhower 1 - Video - Photos Mill Valley 1, Maize South 0 - Video - Photos 4A - Bracket - Salina Dean Evans Stadium - Story Iola 5, Coffeyville 0 - Video DeSoto 7, Pratt 0 - Video Topeka Hayden 5, Andale/GP 1 - Video Circle 3, Concordia 0 - Video 3A - Bracket - Kansas State University Tointon Family Stadium - Story Wichita Independent 6, Wellsville 3 - Video - Photos Pitt Colgan 15, Lyons 1 - Video - Photos Sacred Heart 9, Humboldt 3 - Video - Photos Silver Lake 4, Marion 2 - Video...
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By JIM MISUNAS and For CatchItKansas.com | February 28, 2013
The Central Plains girls are halfway home to a rematch with Sterling High. Central Plains shook off the dust after a 13-day layoff to cruise past Medicine Lodge 57-28 Thursday in the Class 2A Sterling basketball substate. Top-seeded Central Plains (19-2) will play Pratt-Skyline (14-7) in Friday's 6 p.m. semifinals at Sterling College. If the Oilers and second-seeded Sterling win Friday, Central Plains will get a rematch with the Black Bears after losing 66-56 in their first meeting at Great Bend.
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By CLINT HARDEN and CatchItKansas.com | February 15, 2013
The end of the regularseason is right around the corner, so teams are playing for a good seed in sub-state tournament. But for one City League school, it was playing for much more. GWAL North's Conner Frankamp is now the all-time City League scoring leader as he scored 37 points in a 52-40 win over Carroll. He tied the record with two free throws and set the record with a pull-up jumper in the lane over three Carroll defenders after going behind his back. Heights took down a struggling South squad 48-37 behind 14 points from Chris Reed.
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By MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | January 2, 2013
It has been quite a while since I have written a blog.  I have missed you all, greatly.  Come to think about it, it was about a year ago exactly since we have had one of these chats. The entire year of 2012 ago.  I mean, that was all the way back when the Scott City boys were winning basketball games.  Long, long time ago. What a crazy year for CatchItKansas.com.  There has been a ton of shifting and moving around here.  Since I last posted, Chris Parker and Eric Janzen have left us, sadly.  Parker has moved to Missouri to head up a similar website OzarkSportsZone.com, which is fantastic if you are at all curious about what goes on across the border.  Janzen is living the dream with his beautiful wife Jessica in the Live Music Capitol of the World.  That's Austin for y'all who ain't quite familiar with The Republic of Texas.
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By MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | August 28, 2012
Last year's league champion Garden Plain is picked by the coaches to once again take home a league title. Last season the Central Plains League saw the usual battle at the top.  Garden Plain nipped Conway Springs during the regular season in a wild contest.  But the Cardinals got revenge and then some, dominating the Owls in the playoffs on the way to another state championship. But there were also some stirring from the rest of the league.  Of the ten schools, five CPL teams made the state playoffs in 2011.  Joining Conway Springs and Garden Plain was Medicine Lodge, Douglass, and for the first time in school history, Bluestem.
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By MIKE MENDEZ and CatchItKansas.com | August 3, 2012
The Indians finished 2011 strong, winning the last two district games.  This season, Medicine Lodge will look to start its first season in 2A where its last 3A season left off; with a spot in the playoffs. MEDICINE LODGE Coach:   Faron Kraft (2nd year at Medicine Lodge, 4-6 with the Indians, 20-25 overall as a head coach.) 2011 Recap:   4-6 overall , 3-4 in the CPL, 2-1 in District. Medicine Lodge started strong winning two out of its first three, but couldn't get another win until it won two in a row to finish out the district.  The Indians lost five games in the regular season, but four of those games were lost by an average of 6.25 points, with the fifth coming to eventual state champion Conway Springs.  Medicine Lodge secured a birth in the 3A playoffs in the last season before moving to 2A, where it lost to Collegiate, a 4A school this year, in the first round.
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